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Top 10 Best Gun Safes

This article will review the top ten best gun safes on the market today.

As citizens of the United States, the Constitution allows us the legal right to bear arms. However, we also have the responsibility to make sure our guns are kept safely away from individuals who aren’t meant to have them. Keeping your weapons in a gun vault or safe can not only protect your valuable firearms but will prevent accidents as well. As for the possibility of theft, storing your weapons in a secure place ensures you are always a step ahead of that scenario. We’ve compiled this list of options with several collections in mind—from large arsenals to simple handguns.

1. SpeedVault SV500

SpeedVault SV500 gun safe

The SpeedVault SV500 uses a digital keypad so that your weapons are safely stored away from anyone who shouldn’t; have access. No matter where you decide to place this vault, it has the hardware you’ll need to mount it. It has a high-strength lock mechanism that makes it virtually impossible to break into— even with tools. This safe fits one handgun. The protective foam interior makes it nearly impossible to hear the weapon rattle. If you’re looking for a discrete gun vault, this is the right pick for you.

2. Vaultek VT20i Biometric Handgun Bluetooth Smart Safe

Vaultek VT20i Biometric Handgun Bluetooth Smart Gun Safe

In low lighting, the Vaultek VT20i Biometric Handgun Safe allows you to access your safe quickly and discretely with an adjustable light. Whether you want to access the safe with your fingerprint or personal code, the process is simple and fast. It has a powder-coat finish and is made with heavy gauge carbon steel to protect its contents. Other safety features included are anti-pry bars and anti-impact latches. All of these safety features combined create the best defense system for your handgun.

3. SentrySafe QAP1BE Gun Safe

SentrySafe QAP1BE Gun Safe

Weighing in at only twelve pounds, the SentrySafe QAP1BE Gun Safe has some terrific features to keep your handgun safe. Sentry recommends you place this safe at your bedside for easy accessibility.  It has a fingerprint scanner for quickly unlocking your weapon and a quiet gas strut so it creates no noise when opened. If you like to keep your gun super close, this is the safe for you. It will not only keep your weapon protected but will give you peace of mind as well.

4. Vaultek Slider Series Handgun Safe

Vaultek Slider Series Gun Safe

The Vaultek Slider Series Handgun Safe is a very discrete safe that blends into everyday objects. However, once you put your code in, it opens within seconds. After that, you have easy access to your firearm in a ready position. With this safe, it’s easy to hide your gun in plain site wherever you please without making a show of it.

The Vaultek Safe is recommended for people who want a gun safe that’s discrete yet effective. This device also has a Bluetooth app that is viewable from any mobile phone. It allows you to check instantly for tampering, view a history log, and even unlock it if it’s within range.

5. Barska New Large Quick Access Biometric Rifle Gun Safe Cabinet

Barska New Large Quick Access Biometric Rifle Gun Safe

For the more avid gun collector, the Barska Biometric Rifle Gun Safe Cabinet offers a larger safe. This cabinet model is 52.17 inches tall, 9.8 inches wide, and weighs about 66 pounds. However, it can store up to four rifles. There are multiple ways you can access the cabinet. It comes with two back-up keys, a PIN pad, and a fingerprint scanner. These safety precautions will ensure that you can access your firearms in several different ways. This robust safe is perfect for individuals who like to keep their guns under heavy security.

6. E.M.P Proof Steelwater Heavy Duty 22 Long Gun Fire Protection

E.M.P Proof Steelwater Heavy Duty 22 Long Gun Fire Protection gun safe

This is a beast of a safe.  If you need the ultimate in protection, Steelwater is your best pick. Made to withstand up to 1,875° Fahrenheit for an hour with a digital keypad that is E.M.P. proof, your guns really couldn’t be any safer. This model is 59 inches tall, 30 inches wide, and weighs 765 pounds.  Twenty steel locking bolts secure all four sides of the vault to avoid any attack. When it comes to the California Department of Justice standards for security cases, this vault goes above and beyond, and when it comes to this safe, no one but you is getting in.

7. Artemis 2 Biometric Handgun Safe

Artemis 2 Biometric gun safe

The Artemis 2 Biometric Handgun safe is crafted from weapons-grade plastic polymer said to be able to survive the weight of a truck.  Practically indestructible,  it was actually torture tested to see how much it could withstand, which is impressive in and of itself. But this safe has another interesting feature;  It holds up to 200 unique fingerprints. If you need multiple users to be able to have access to it in case of emergency, this is the gun safe for you.

8. SentrySafe QAP2EL Gun Safe

SentrySafe QAP2EL Gun Safe

With the SentrySafe QAP2EL Gun Safe, you can store one bigger pistol or two handguns. Within the safe, there is a soft blue led light for visibility and a quiet-open door that makes this ideal for the bedside or desk drawer. When it quietly opens for you, it will allow you instant access to your weapons. The safe was created with tamper-resistant doors and steel. You can access it either by the keypad or the provided override key. With its smaller size, it is both discreet and portable.

9. Fort Knox PB1 Handgun Safe

Fort Knox PB1 Gun Safe

If you’re looking for a safe that’s made in the US, the Fort Knox PB1 Handgun Safe was made for you. Not only was it made with ten gauge steel, but it was also created with a resistant door that wraps around the safe. With both of those together, it is nearly impossible to penetrate. However, if anything were to happen, the company provides a lifetime warranty.  The Fort Knox Safe is a good fit for individuals who want a simple safe for their most valued handgun. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V6TDX4E/

10. Stealth Handgun Hanger Safe

Stealth Handgun Hanger Gun Safe

The  Stealth Handgun Hanger Safe can fit a total of five guns;  you can hang three handguns in it and lay two pistols. This product is recommended for people who have multiple weapons they want to secure. Once the safe opens, the door drops down, and you have easy access to your firearms. However, unauthorized users will not have an easy time breaking in as this safe has a secure locking latch and anti-pry tabs. It is also encased with scratch resistant rods and dense foam. With this product, your weapons will be completely safe from intruders.

By BCR Staff
May 2019

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